IAF will be hosting a webinar on July 9th 10 am CET and 4 pm HKT/CST with the support of Motif about the new fashion delivery calendar. We are proud to announce three world class speakers that will explain the consequences of the COVID-19 crisis on the production chain’s calendar, now and in the coming months. These are Marcella Wartenbergh, CEO of Pepe Jeans Group (Pepe Jeans, Hacket and Façonnable); Stanley Szeto, executive director of the innovative manufacturer Lever Style and Frank Quix, managing director of Q&A, the leading Dutch retail consultancy. With a strong practical focus and perspectives from retail, brand management and production this will be an important webinar to watch.
In this webinar, which will be equally interesting for apparel brands and manufacturers, the speakers will tackle such pressing questions as “What will happen to the fall/winter collection delivery time? To what extent can unsold goods be shifted to the next season? Can material be repurposed? What does this require from manufacturers? What collaboration with buyers is required? And how to deal with structural lower demand on the medium term? Our three speakers will present their brand, manufacturer and retail perspectives in 10-minute presentations followed by a question and answer session with moderator Ton Wiedenhoff, Alvanon’s executive director Europe.
The webinar is the first in a series of three on the apparel supply chain’s new, COVID-19 and post-COVID-19 dynamics. More webinars will follow in late summer and autumn.